Wedding photographer Bartosz Jastal, was awarded 1st place for photo 147221 in the Creative Portrait category for the WPJA's 2009 Q1.
The WPJA contest judges presented Bartosz Jastal, a Poland wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.
The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.
- This picture immediately rose to the top of the creative portrait category for me. I love how the photographer captured aspects of the bride and groom’s personalities and togetherness without faces or touching one another, but rather through their intimate sharing of space and their clear comfort and freedom with one another.